I got this sweater in heather clementine – which is a bright pumpkin orange. This isn’t a color I’m usually drawn too but I have nothing like it. So I figured, why not!☺ The silhouette is, as its name spells out, boxy. it’s not the most flattering. I would pair this with black or light gray skinny jeans and high heels or wedges to compensate for the boxy shape or use it as a layering piece. It pills a little bit, definitely not enough pilling to bother me. I got this on sale (in store) for $39.99. It’s not a sweater that I would rave about but I do enjoy the color.
Worn with: J.Crew Perfect Shirt in Neon Azalea, Lucky Brand Jacket, JewelMint Sealed with Love Necklace
Worn with: J.Crew Factory Two-pocket Chambray Shirt and J.Crew Pearl-sprinkled Crystal Bib Necklace
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I must admit, I did not fall in love with the Hayden right away. I immediately pegged this as a return item. I’m not quite sure why I didn’t like it at first sight. Maybe my expectations were too high. Plus, it really smelled like strong industrial glue (the smell faded after a few days). Maybe I wish it was a tad bigger. Having said all that, I still want to hold on to it for now. I have a feeling that it will grow on me. Here it is paired with Stylemint’s Newbury tee:
It’s official! This is my favorite Jewelmint piece (that I own) so far! It is such a cool necklace! It’s the right amount of chunk, the pendent is the perfect size, and I love the green glaze that makes this piece look aged. I literally gasped when I opened my Jewelmint box!
My initial instinct was to pair it with blue – it reminded me so much of sunken treasure!
Cher mentions in the ‘From Cher’ section that this “works well over earthy browns and rusts”. I will take Cher’s advice any day of the week!
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The description of the Gatsby bracelet in Jewelmint’s website begins with the invitation to “swing your way into the golden era of the 1920s and indulge in grand opulent splendor.” The 1920s, otherwise known as the Roaring Twenties, was a great and liberating year in womens fashion. This was the decade of Coco Chanel, jazz, art deco, and flapper fashion (think shorter hemlines, long cigarette holders, bob cuts, layers of beaded necklaces, cloche hats, and fancy headbands). This was also the decade when women said goodbye to restricting corsets and hello to trousers.
The design of the Gatsby definitely fits the 1920s. If you run your finger through the length of the bracelet, I love that it has so many dimensions. I love the design so much that if I could, I would go to Southern Africa, mine for diamonds, and then ask a jeweler to replicate the Gatsby. On the downside, the feel of the bracelet isn’t substantial enough for it to feel opulent in my opinion. It’s not that I want a heavy bracelet, I just expected it to have a little more weight. Overall, lovely piece from Jewelmint!
Jewelmint also encourages us to let our “style take flight” a la Joan Crawford and Louise Brooks with the Gatsby. What I would do to dig through the wardrobes of these women!
J.Crew’s calculated mix of colors, fabrics, and prints (almost) never fail to make my heart go a flutter! Here are my favorite videos of their Spring 2012 presentation during fashion week.
I love what Jenna said about her favorite part about fashion week: “I love coming here, it feels, I don’t know, like this is what I want to do what I grew up.” Sigh, how I wish I can feel that way. I’m sure it’s an amazing feeling.
Here are my favorite looks:
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The Savoy Bracelet is one of my favorite Jewelmint pieces. Jewelmint is more of a hit or miss for me. This bracelet is a definite hit. The bracelet is Art Deco inspired. The pavé centerpiece is beautiful, it’s just the right amount of dazzle. Pavé is a term that refers to a jewelry mounting technique which involves setting small diamonds or other stones very close together so that no metal can be seen between them. It has an antique gold finish which I like.
The bracelet is 7 1/2″ in length and features adjustable toggle clasps. My wrists are on the smaller side and the centerpiece still loops around my wrist. This doesn’t bother me really. You can manipulate the closure in a way to make it fit. See my how-to video below:
The Savoy bracelet is definitely pretty on its own. I tried accessorizing it with a hot pink Kate Spade bangle for a pop of color and I am quite pleased the combination. If you have any other pairings that you would recommend, I would love to hear them!
Cher Coulter recommends paring the Savoy with the Hayden Necklace, Morning Rain Earrings, and Faye Dynasty Earrings.
I’ve expressed before how much I like Amrita Singh’s pieces. They are one a kind, loud but elegant, and well-made. I perused the clearance section on their website for some finger baubles and here are my picks:
Newlight Ring (my favorite!), Aurore Ring, Shelter Island Ring
Okay, I didn’t really intend for this picture to look like a fist bump, but oh well!☺
Hope you are all having the most wonderful week!